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Allegri's renowned Miserere is paired with Sir James MacMillan's own stunning setting of the text.

Allegri’s Miserere is the single most famous piece of sacred music ever written. Although it is instantly recognisable with its haunting tones, mythology surrounds it. Our popular Queen of Heaven programme allows Harry Christophers to explore its evolution and enduring appeal.

James MacMillan dedicated his powerful and emotional setting of the Miserere to The Sixteen who premiered the work in 2010. Alongside Allegri, MacMillan is one of the few composer to ever set the full Miserere to music. His exquisite version is one of the highlights of the programme.

PROGRAMME

  • Palestrina

    Kyrie from Missa Regina caeli
  • James MacMillan

    Dominus dabit benignitatem from The Strathclyde Motets
  • Allegri

    Miserere - Its Evolution
  • James MacMillan

    Videns Dominus from The Strathclyde Motets
  • Palestrina

    Stabat Mater a8
  • Palestrina

    Regina caeli laetare a8
  • James MacMillan

    O radiant dawn from The Strathclyde Motets
  • Palestrina

    Pulchrae sung genae tuae from Song of Songs
  • James MacMillan

    Miserere
  • Palestrina

    Angus Dei I-III from Missa Regina caeli

PERFORMERS

  • The Sixteen
  • Eamonn Dougan conductor

Venue details

L’Abbaye de Lessay

Box Office: +33 (0)2 14 15 00 19

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Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

Meet The Sixteen

Alexandra Kidgell

Soprano

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